03 April, 2019 / Jenny Lott
https://csiepc.com/about-us/certifications/In December, we published a blog post titled “Combating the Recycling Crisis.” In this post, we outlined the obstacles the US recycling industry currently faces, and what people can do to help lower the amount of waste headed to landfills. CSI EPC would like to expand upon the last of these tips listed in that post:
Look for companies with trustworthy recycling processes. CSI EPC has a strict no-landfill policy for its e-waste. When you take your electronics and appliances to CSI EPC, you can be confident that your e-waste will be responsibly recycled and processed for reuse.
If you have questions, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, “How can CSI EPC make a promise like that?” or, “Can I really trust that none of my assets will end up in a landfill?” It’s important to ask these questions of any business promising environmentally sound practices. That’s why CSI EPC wants to make things clear.
First, we should acknowledge that “e-waste” is a bit of a misnomer. The word “e-waste” implies that what we collect will become waste, which is not the case. The correct terminology is “e-scrap,” because what we collect is demanufactured and broken down into commodities such as steel, aluminum, and plastic. The materials we recover during the recycling process are suited to make housings for many types of electronics and are therefore in high demand. Spotters ensure no contamination enters the stream, and the result is a pure product we sell to various manufacturers to create new devices. Our no-landfill policy remains strict and firm.
Our word may not be enough for you—and it shouldn’t be. CSI EPC undergoes frequent auditing to ensure compliance with these standards and continually raise the bar for our recycling practices.
Although the recycling industry continues to struggle, we are committed to maintaining and improving our efforts to keep toxic e-waste from contaminating the environment. For more information about CSI EPC’s recycling practices, visit the link below.